Our mission and mandates

Our mission

  • The Canadian Vocational Association was created in 1960 by federal charter as a non-profit organization to promote and foster education and training which leads to occupational competence.

Our mandates

  • To provide active national leadership in all types of vocational / technological education and training.
  • To assist provincial and local communities in promoting vocational education and training.
  • To create a national and international forum for the study and discussion of vocational education and training.
  • To encourage the promotion, development and improvement of all vocational programs within the context of lifelong learning.
  • To promote the DACUM (Developing A CurriculuM) model, a methodology designed to facilitate the development of performance-based training / learning programs and activities.

Our vision

  • To position the CVA as the national voice for Vocational Education practitioners.
  • To increase the visibility and importance of Vocational Education in national human resource development.
  • To establish Canada as the world leader in DACUM training, development and research and the CVA as Canada’s premiere voice and expert in competency-based learning and training.

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